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Buchanan, NY 10511

 

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Achievements

pointThe Order awards the prestigious John F. Kennedy Award named after our late President and Brother, as well as the Sean MacBride Award to outstanding individuals.

pointThe Order donates millions of dollars annually to charitable causes, and provides thousands of dollars each year in scholarships through our National, State, County Boards and Divisions.

pointThe Order established the First Chair of Celtic Studies at Catholic University in 1894.

pointThe A.OH. has recognized Commodore John Barry as the Father of the American Navy, and has established September 13 as a legal holiday in the Order.

point The A.O.H. has recognized the valuable contributions of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, to our Order, the Catholic Church and the Columbia Mission Fathers.

pointThe Order has sponsored events featuring traditional Irish music, dance and song. The Order has recognized, honored and supported Irish American achievement in theater education, law, medicine, business, public service and the arts.

pointThe A.O.H. has encouraged tourism to our Ancestral Homeland, Ireland. The Order has supported the G.A.A. and the traditional ancient sporting games of Ireland.

pointThe A.O.H. through monetary, political and other means, has supported vigorously Humanitarian and Civil Rights works in Northern Ireland.

pointThe A.O.H. has recognized the contributions of the Irish in the Civil War through history, lectures, films and monuments.

pointThe A.O.H. assisted in the reforesting of Ireland through the “Trees for Ireland” program.

Westchester County NY: Ancient Order of Hibernians
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The Ancient Order of Hibernians is a Catholic Irish-American Fraternal Organization founded in New York City on May 4,1836. The Order can trace its roots back to a parent organization of the same name that existed in Ireland for more than 400 years. However, while the organizations share a common thread, the North American A.O.H. is a separate and much larger organization.

The Order evolved from a need in the early 1600’s to protect the lives of Priests who risked immediate death to keep the Catholic Faith alive in occupied Ireland, after the reign of England’s King Henry VIII. When England implemented its dreaded penal laws in Ireland, various secret social societies were formed across the country. These groups worked to aid and comfort the people by whatever means available. The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America was founded on May 4,1836 at New York’s St. James Church, to protect the clergy and church property from the “Know Nothings “ and their followers. At the same time, the vast influx of Irish immigrants fleeing the famine in Ireland in the late 1840’s prompted a growth of various social societies in the USA- the largest of which continues to be, the ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS.

Active across the United States, the Order seeks to aid the newly arrived Irish, both socially and politically. The many Divisions and club facilities located throughout the United States traditionally have been among the first to welcome new Irish immigrants. Here, the Irish culture-art,dance,music and sports – are fostered and preserved. The newcomers can meet some of “their own” and are introduced to the social atmosphere of the Irish-American community. The A.O.H. has been at the political forefront for issues concerning the Irish such as: Immigration Reform, economic incentives, both here and in Ireland: the Human Rights issues, both here and in Ireland: the Human Rights issues addressed in the MacBride Legislation: the Right to Life: and a peaceful and just solution to the issues that divide Ireland. The Order has also provided a continuing bridge with Ireland for those who are generations removed from our country. The A.O.H. sponsors many of the programs associated with promoting our Irish heritage such as the IRISH WAY. Members of the A.O.H. come from all walks of life and social and economic backgrounds yet enjoy fraternal fellowship in our Irish heritage.

Ancient Order of Hibernians Board Members
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Westchester County AOH monthly meetings are held at Brazen Fox 175 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, NY 10602, Basement Room on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Ancient Order of Hibernians Group
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Westchester AOH Marching in NYC's 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Westchester County AOH Marched in New York City's
2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade

June 7,2009 AOH defending Old St. Patrick's cathedral NYC
AOH Defending Old St. Patrick's cathedral NYC

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Mount Kisco Division 16

PO Box 473 Mount Kisco, NY 10549
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Peekskill Division 18

Hibernian Hall at The Hudson Valley Irish Center 210 Sixth St. Verplanck, NY Meetings 1st Wednesday of the month
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Westchester County Ancient Order of Hibernians

175 Tate Avenue Buchanan, NY 10511

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